Mumbai City FC announced the signing of the promising young midfielder Ishaan Shishodia. It can be a significant move to bolster their youth ranks. The 18-year-old talent from Uttar Pradesh has inked a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Islanders. Thus, he secured his place in the team until the end of the 2026-27 season.

Born and raised in Ghaziabad, Ishaan’s football journey is marked by notable stints with Delhi Dynamos’ U15 side and Odisha FC’s U18 team. His leadership skills shone as he captained the Indian U19 team, steering the squad to victory in the 2023 SAFF U19 Championship in Nepal. In the finals, India triumphed over Pakistan. Ishaan’s performance in the tournament, with two assists in three games, underscores his playmaking abilities.

Ishaan’s arrival at Mumbai City FC shows the club’s dedication to nurturing young talent and shaping the future of Indian football. This is a fact that Ishaan himself acknowledges. 

“Mumbai City is one of the biggest clubs in India, if not the biggest, and I’m really excited to join them. Being around and learning from the best players in the league will help me learn and get better,” expressed an enthusiastic Ishaan. 

The young midfielder will don the number 71 jersey. He will join the Islanders’ camp in Bhubaneswar during the ongoing Kalinga Super Cup.

Petr Kratky, the Head Coach of Mumbai City FC, was optimistic about Ishaan’s integration into the team. He said: “Ishaan is a talented, young footballer and has showcased the same in recent years, especially with India’s junior national teams.” Kratky is confident that Ishaan’ will adapt to the club’s style of play and contribute to the squad.

Obviously, Mumbai City FC welcomes Ishaan Shishodia. The club, its fans, and stakeholders in Indian football expect the infusion of his energy and skill into the squad. With his signing, Mumbai City FC reinforces its vision of building a strong, dynamic, and youthful squad. A team that is capable of achievements in the seasons to come.

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